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Celebrating 50 years of marriage with Music

CDcard, top music from 1964Many parties are thrown to celebrate a Golden Wedding Anniversary whether they are formal, informal or just slung together we can help with the right music to celebrate 50 years of marriage.

Get our CD gift card for 1964 which has a CD  inside with a multitude of top hits from the year they were married with many love songs that will bring the memories of yester-year flooding back.

The complete playlist is as follows with a brief synopsis as well to help you.

    • 1. Roy Orbison – Oh, Pretty Woman. Reached No. 1 in the official charts on 8th October 1964 spending 15 weeks in the top 40 during the year.

  • 2. Simon & Garfunkel – The Sound Of Silence. Penned originally in 1964 by Simon & Garfunkel this eternal classic is covered by many artists, this is the original author’s version.
  • 3. Elvis Presley – Viva Las Vegas. This could be classed as a bit of an anthem nowadays however it is hard to believe that when first released in 1964 it only made it to number 17 in the UK top 40 and 29 in the Billboard top forty!
  • 4. Tony Bennett – Nobody Else But Me. Originally released on his album When Lights are Low recorded and released in 1964.
  • 5. Doris Day – Move Over Darling. From the film with the same name which was release in the UK on 24th February 1964. This reached No. 8 in the top forty on 30th April 1964, spending 14 weeks in the charts.
  • 6. Duane Eddy – Rebel Rouser. This is a classic tune popular now as a line dance tune.
  • 7. Pete Seeger – The Bells Of Rhymney. Recorded live in 1964 an absolute classic folk tune.
  • 8. Bobby Vinton – When I Fall In Love. A re-recording of the classic Nat ‘king’ Cole hit from 1957, it sums up the genre of love songs from the time.
  • 9. Jim Reeves – I Love You Because. This song reached No. 5 in the official charts on 2nd April 1964 spending 37 weeks in the top 40 in total this year, although a beautiful song it is also marked with sadness as Jim Reeves sadly died this year (31st July 1964) in a plane crash.
  • 10. Aretha Franklin – But Beautiful. It’s Aretha in great form, as ever,with a wonderful soulful love song.
  • 11. Mongo Santamaria – El Pussycat. With riffs from Sesame Street, Who’s the mad cat lady now then eh!
  • 12. Vic Damone – The Second Time Around. Howmanytimes do you fall in love with your partner in 50 years, more than twice I bet.
  • 13. Percy Faith – Blue On Blue. Lovely Orchestral piece ideal for a bit of ballroom dancing.
  • 14. Maureen Evans – I Love How You Love Me. A great love song this hit the top forty on 27th February 1964 spending 11 weeks on the charts.
  • 15. Roy Orbison – Pretty Paper. Entering the charts on 19th November 1964 this reached number six spending a total of 11 weeks in the top forty.
  • 16. Major Lance – Um Um Um Um Um Um. This reached number five on 26th November 1964 spending a total of 13 weeks in the top forty.
  • 17. Henry Mancini – How Soon. This reached number ten on 22nd October 1964 spending a total of 12 weeks in the top forty.
  • 18. Andy Williams – A Fool Never Learns. A lovely song however this only reached number forty on 20th February 1964 spending 4 weeks in that position.Track list of the 1964 CD incorperated within the card
  • 19. Dave Brubeck – Upstage Rumba. Get your dancing shows on missus it’s time for a rumba.
  • 20. Lorne Greene – Ringo. Entering the charts on 17th December 1964 this reached number twenty-two spending a total of 8 weeks in the top forty.

You could complement this with the number one for the week they got married (check what song here or if you want a longer playlist then how about a montage of number ones from their anniversary for every year since they wed.

How to get Ideas for Ruby Wedding Gifts

Great gift ideas often come from sudden inspiration, from deeds, or actions that provoke a memory in whoever is looking for a gift. When this inspiration meets the recipients thoughts or aspirations truly great gifts are given.

There you go that’s all you need!

Gorgous Ruby Necklace
Get inspiration for the perfect anniversary gift

Seriously things that may help you select the perfect gift for a couple celebrating such a big milestone as the Ruby Wedding.

  • A gift reminiscent of the year they married, original newspapers are popular as are music from the year or videos recalling events of the year.
  • A gift celebrating the events of the last 40 years such as a photo album full of memories
  • A gift commemorating the milestone occurring this year. Things like limited edition souvenirs commemorating this year, the Royal Mint are often a good source for these ideas.
  • A gift comparing then to now, most popular of these are photo frames that enable two photos of the couple showing then and now.
  • If you’re buying for your spouse then jewellery is a good bet especially as it’s Ruby.
  • If you’re planning a holiday as your celebration try to find somewhere you both like related to Ruby, this gives a great talking point of why you went there.

We’ve got lots of ideas for Ruby Wedding gifts on our main Ruby Wedding page


Wedding Anniversaries and the Celebs!

So, your anniversary is coming up, you want to do something nice, maybe throw a small party, go out for a romantic meal and if you’re feeling really recession-proof, perhaps go on a long romantic weekend away. Either way the chances are you’re not doing what you’re favourite celebrity couple are doing. So let’s tell you what they get up too when that time of year rolls around.

Renewing vows

Many celebrities decide to renew their wedding vows perhaps more regularly that the normal human being would. In fact, Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon married 3 years and Heidi Klum and Seal married 6 years renewed their vows in 2011.

Renewing vows is a great idea to show continued commitment to one another on your anniversary, perhaps with friends and family gathering in a big gazebo at the end of your garden. However, Heidi Klum and Seal did it slightly differently, they used Donald Trump’s Palm Beach Florida estate, the theme was a masked ball and they waited until sunset to renew their vows. So far, they’ve renewed their vows every year since their wedding! We wait to see where they will renew them next year.

Expensive Gifts

Dependant on the balance on your bank account, you may choose to buy your other half an expensive gift for your anniversary, you know, perhaps some silver or gold jewellery for her or that new TV he’s been hinting at. But we don’t expect you to go all out like these celebrities. Nick Cannon, on his second wedding anniversary to Mariah Carey thoughtfully gave her a diamond encrusted pop ring complete with her name and wedding date on the top.

It’s not all Money

Victoria and David Beckham celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary with a simple trip to the beach. Well, if simple means having a constant army of paparazzi behind you. They decided to have a quiet day on a beach in Los Angeles with their kids.

Singer Beyonce Knowles and rapper Jay-Z celebrated their first wedding anniversary by being as low-key as possible. They dressed is casual clothing and visited New York’s Pastis Restaurant. You’re probably thinking that this restaurant must be upper-class and very expensive, well no actually, It’s a standard American family restaurant.

How not to celebrate¦.

Katie Price, everybody’s favourite ex-glamour model filed for divorce from Alex Reid on her 1st Wedding Anniversary. We suggest that our readers should avoid doing this as a way of celebrating 😉